Germany is one of Europe’s larger countries and it sits right in the heart of the continent.

The country is blessed with vibrant cities and a plethora of nature for adventure travelers to explore. There are 16 national parks, 14 UNESCO biosphere reserves and 98 nature parks.

If that wasn’t enough, the Alps also cross through the south not too far from Munich.

With just a small section of coastline in the north near to Denmark, Germany is almost completely landlocked sharing borders with 9 other European countries.

This makes it a great country from which to launch a trip around Europe.

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Key facts about Germany

  • Population: 83 million 
  • Size: 357,592 km²
  • Capital city: Berlin
  • Languages: German
  • Interesting fact: There are around 20,000 castles in Germany

Germany adventure travel guides

Find your next adventure in Germany

What is the best month to travel to Germany?

May through September are the best months to visit Germany weather-wise. This is the warmer and drier period of the year and the short winter days are yet to set in.

However, the good weather does mean that this period is also peak tourism season. Prices will be most expensive and the crowds largest. 

Germany is also a winter holiday destination. It’s not the first European country that springs to mind when you think of skiing, especially with France and Switzerland just next door.

However, it is an Alpine country that has its fair share of mountains. The best months for skiing in Germany are usually January and February.

How safe is Germany for tourists?

Germany is one of the safest countries in the world and it consistently ranks highly in the Global Peace Index and low for violent crime rates.

However, that’s not to say that tourists don’t experience crime here. Despite Germany’s excellent safety credentials, petty crime such as pickpocketing and other forms of theft do happen.

Take the usual precautions such as avoiding wearing flashy jewellery and keeping your valuables out of sight.

How many days is enough to see Germany?

I recommend spending at least 3 weeks in Germany to fully experience a range of the cities and outdoor nature destinations the country has to offer.

Being a larger EU country means you’ll also need to factor in enough time to travel between places.

However, getting around in Germany is much easier than in other parts of Europe thanks to excellent public transport links.

What is the cheapest month to go to Germany?

January is usually the cheapest month to visit Germany. It’s the lowest point of the low season for tourism as temperatures are cold and the days short.

You should be able to find flights and accommodation at their cheapest for the year during January.

How much should I budget for a trip to Germany?

As a budget traveler, you should budget around €50 a day in Germany for hostel accommodation, food and transport.

The price of flights will differ depending on where you come from.

However, you can find base fares for as little as around €20 one way with budget airlines if coming from another European country and you book in advance.